"I'd rather be given one of Bill's mosquito nets than access to free wi fi for the afternoon."
Just be sure not to turn the net inside out though; like on the Simpson's.
"In Africa, anti-malaria mosquito nets go unused by recipients
The treated nets are effective despite design flaws. But to better combat diseases of the poor, we should empower the very people affected to devise their own solutions."
Wouldn't access to the Internet help empower them?
"The premise behind the idea of treated nets is simple. The netting prevents malarial mosquitoes from biting people while they're asleep, and the insecticide kills and repels the insects. World health experts say that using the nets can reduce child mortality in malarial regions by 20%."
A whopping 20%?
"But even as donations roll in and millions of bed nets pile up in warehouses across Africa, aid agencies and non-governmental organizations are quietly grappling with a problem: Data suggest that, at least in some places, nearly half of Africans who have access to the nets refuse to sleep under them."
So they don't want the nets.
"Many rural people also believe that malaria is caused not just by mosquitoes but also by other factors such as mangoes, or hard work."
Ahhh, that is why they just want assistance, use the guise of hard work causes malaria as an excuse not to work.